U.S. Spying on Germany: Breaking the Rules for What?

By: Wednesday July 16, 2014 8:02 am

In the world of spying in general, and especially when you’re spying on allied nations, Rule No. 1 is “Don’t Get Caught.” Rule No. 2 is “Make Sure the Juice is Worth the Squeeze.” The U.S. broke both rules, several times, in Germany. For what?

What It Means: LA Sheriff’s Deputies Rough Up Foreign Diplomat

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 5:25 pm

selfie’s at Mandela’s funeral. But you’d be wrong. LA Sheriff’s Deputies roughed up two foreign consuls in the course of official diplomatic business. Here’s why that matters. Consular Visitation of Citizen Prisoners One of the primary jobs for any embassy or consulate abroad is the welfare of its citizens. Indeed, many of the first diplomatic [...]

US Ambassador to Austria Reportedly Responsible for False Claim Snowden Was on Bolivian Leader’s Plane

By: Friday July 5, 2013 10:27 am

The Austrian daily newspaper,┬áDie Presse, has reported that the United States ambassador to Austria was responsible for making false claims that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane. In a story published on July 3, the newspaper reported shortly after Morales’ plane landed the “Vienna foreign department received [...]

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